MCAD Annual Art Sale


8 a.m. Friday, November 20—Midnight Saturday, November 21 

Experience this hotly anticipated and beloved event from home!

Shop Affordable, Original Art. Support Emerging Artists. 

As always, you will be able to browse original, affordable artwork by MCAD students and alumni. And as always, this event supports emerging artists: 80% of the sales go directly into their pockets, and proceeds fund student scholarships. New this year, we're adding a Digital Showcase to amplify the incredible work of animation, film, multimedia, and installation students. 

The Local Event You Love, Available From Your Sofa 

In 2020 we are thrilled to offer the Art Sale you can shop from home, anywhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin. We are offering convenient curbside pick-up for all orders; shipping will not be available. 

VIP Early Access when You Support Student Scholarships 

Give $50 or more to the Art Sale Scholarship and receive VIP access:

  • Shop first from the broadest selection (noon on November 19)
  • Digital concierge service 
  • Exclusive limited edition tote designed by Nicky Dolan ’20. 

2020 Sponsors

bi worldwide

jp morgan




City Pages


“One of my favorite yearly events is the MCAD Art Sale, where students sell their work at can’t-beat-‘em prices.” –City Pages

“Arguably the best original art sale in the Twin Cities.” –Star Tribune

“Ah, the MCAD Art Sale. The art hunter's dream come true . . . we can spend hours nitpicking through this amazing sale; the size and scope of it is simply, wonderfully maddening . . . Our advice? Wear a nut cup; collectors do not mess around.” –L'etoile

“Each year local art aficionados flock in droves to MCAD's annual art sale. Why? Well, combine hundreds of majorly talented student and alumni artists, over 7,000 works, price points under $1,000 (with most under $100) and you've got the recipe for a rabid, art-buying frenzy.” –Secrets of the City

“MCAD's annual art sale has become a must-stop for those wanting to add to their collection or folks who are just looking for something they love to hang on their wall.” –Pioneer Press

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